Stories for Reading and Listening Comprehension 2


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Exercise 3

Pronouns with -self/selves have these forms: myself, your­self, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves. They are used instead of an abject when the object is the same person or animal as the subject (e.g. "I saw myself on television." "She bought the dress for herself.").
When the object is a different person from the subject, we use me, you, him, her, it, us, you and them (e.g. "I saw you on television." "She bought a dress for me.").
We can also use the -self/selves pronouns to emphasize the subject (e.g. "I myself saw him." "They went there themselves.").

Choose the right words each time:

When Ted and Sam were young, they taught (them/themselves) to sing. Then, when Ted had children, he tried to teach (them/themselves) to sing, but (they/themselves) did not try to learn. Ted said, "And when I was a boy, I bought (me/myself) a ball, and taught (me/myself) to play football. Nobody taught (me/myself)." Sam has a cat. When it saw (it/itself) in a mirror, it was afraid of (it/itself).

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